I got a tooth removed, another operated on for root canal treatment of cavity and another cavity filled in my wisdom tooth, all within two hours. Still dealing with post operation blues… but Yay! All my dental problems are fixed.. Except for one pending tooth implant and one cosmetic touch up, both of which can wait. Can’t eat anything hot or spicy. Ice-creams, here I come.
Watched Crash yet again, this time in the movie hall. I’m tired of reviews, no mood to do that and suddenly, it seems like work. But Crash hits you like no movie ever has simply because it’s about something which all of us, at some level indulge in, knowingly or subconsciously… put people into boxes, on the basis of their race. One of the most awesomest screenplays to have ever been pulled off with great political correctness, razor-sharp lines and a no-holds barred approach in the narrative with an attitude. Super cool. Personal favourite: The Invisible Cloak episode.
Was in Kerala. Had been back visiting folks, bonding with cousins. Never realised I have 15 cousins. I’m the oldest at 29 and the youngest is hardly a year old. One of them is getting who is 22, is getting married. I met the young couple at her place for dinner the previous night and had a ball shooting them together on video. The funny thing for the rest of the folks was that all of us (me, him and her were speaking in English though we all spoke Konkani at home!). There you go, another bit to prove that culture is not always what you get from family. It’s what you get from people around you. Which is why by nature, change is inevitable.
A few days before that:
Watched Sudesi with bloggers Ravages,(it was his budday!) Prabhu, Harish and Incognito. Not sure how many of you read this bit I wrote on how the movie is his election manifesto. I was quite surprised by the political content in it. Despite the inherent trappings of a Captain movie, you couldn’t help noticing the good intentions of a simple well-meaning man with a poor technical team. It wasn’t as classy as ‘Muthalvan’ but the movie seemed to have its heart in the right place. Somewhat metaphorical of the real life situation. Captain might be a good man with good intentions. But is that alone enough to be a winner?
This one goes out to all my buddies:
Wrong person + Wrong time = Wake up, now! Move your ass outta there.
Right person + Right time = Live the dream, baby. May God bless you guys.
Right person + Wrong time = Wrong person. Move your ass outta there.
Wrong person + Right time = Fling. No comments. To each his own.
Whatever person + Whatever time = Friend.